On Monday, February 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee will present the “Arkansas 105”, a celebration of the 105th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Flag. The event will be held at Wabbaseka Community Park located at Highway 79 North and Myrtle Street in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.
On October 25, 2014, Irby will host an event along with Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers in observance of National Domestic Violence Month. The event will be held at the offices of Senator Flowers located at 217 Main Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas beginning at 2:30pm.
Community leaders and organizations participated in the “Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial’s Inaugural Year Celebration.”
The Ceremony was held at Wabbaseka City Park in Wabbaseka, Arkansas on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. The ceremony commemorated the one year establishment of the Memorial Plaza in Wabbaseka’s Community Park. The memorial is the concept of author Jason Irby who grew up and attended schools in Wabbaseka.
“Recognizing history and giving back to my hometown and community has always been a goal in my life,” says Irby. “I am proud that the community has joined and participated with me to lift and recognize the history of Wabbaseka, a fading small town surrounded by agriculture that I call home.”
Irby was invited to share information as the Holly Grove committee seeks to establish a memorial to honor local veterans.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff reports on the Wabbaseka Memorial Ceremony. Read More.